The 14th Annual Seymour Lipset Memorial Lecture: The Populist Challenge to Liberal Democracy

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Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 20184:00PM - 6:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
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William A. Galston is the Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in Governance Studies and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington. A leading commentator on American politics as well as a leading voice in liberal policy circles. From 1993 to 1995, he served as Deputy Assistant to President Clinton for Domestic Policy, and he has been an advisor to six U.S. presidential campaigns, including that of Al Gore which he served as issues director. He is also College Park Professor at the University of Maryland, where formerly he served as Saul Stern Professor and Acting Dean at the School of Public Policy, as well as director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy. During the late 1990s, he was the executive director of the National Commission on Civic Renewal, and later he was the founding director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE).


Dr. William A. Galston
Brookings Institution, Washington, DC


Department of Political Science

Munk School of Global Affairs

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